Did Director Neff Quit Before He Got Fired?

Published in the:   Daytona News Journal By Casmira Harrison casmira.harrison@news-jrnl.com Published: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 3:27 p.m. Last Modified: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:32 p.m. Port Orange utility director quits after 1 year   PORT ORANGE — Almost as soon as City Manager Jake Johansson got caught up on key staffers with the…

Like Father Like Son

For more years than we can remember, Mayor Allen Green has used his political connections and taxpayer dollars to give sweetheart deals to his developer and contractor buddies.  Chief buddy among all the other buddies has been Riverwalk developer Buddy Lacour.  Every time Lacour brings another pretty picture before City Council they throw money and…

FCC To Approve Charter Merger, Conditions Ban Caps For 7 Years

Thur, 26 April 2016 This has become a bit of a broken record over the last six months, but the FCC appears very close to approving Charter Communications’ $79 billion (debt included) acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Sources tell Bloomberg that FCC boss Tom Wheeler is circulating an order to approve…

In honor of Dave and Jen fundraiser

On behalf of the Fouts family, Steinmann family, and the Port Orange Police Department, we are in dire need of your help in honor of two of our beloved family members, Dave “Hulk” Fouts and his beautiful wife, Jennifer “Jen” Steinmann-Fouts. On April 24, 2016 Dave and Jen were involved in a tragic motorcycle accident.…

Port Orange Citizen’s Opinion

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City Manager’s Weekly Update

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Kisela Resigns Hours Before He Would Have Been Fired

Former Port Orange City Manager Greg Kisela resigns his position with the City of Destin just hours before he was to be fired.   BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Destin City Manager Greg Kisela has turned in his resignation effective June 15, 2016.       By Savannah Vasquez Posted Apr 14, 2016 at 5:35…

Is Another Taxpayer Swindle being Cooked Up Behind Closed Doors?

  Good morning  Mayor Green,   On several occasions during Tuesday’s  Council meeting you offered to answer any questions submitted to you. I will take you up on that offer and ask the following questions regarding the Master Development Agreement for Riverwalk Marina and Riverboat  entered into between the City of Port Orange and   Riverwalk…

Masci Corporation in Trouble Again

Masci Corp is in trouble in Port Orange again, or perhaps I should say, still.  City Manager Jake Johansson has sent a Notice of Intent to Debar to Leonel Masci, President of Masci Corporation, informing Mr Masci of his preliminary determination that cause for debarment has been found.  Mr Johansson’s action seems to follow from…

“It’s Not Rocket Science”

Back in 2014, then-Councilman Dennis Kennedy used those words to describe the sorry state of grass mowing by the City of Port Orange and the frustrating inability of Public Works to get a private contractor hired for the job.  The Public Works director at the time, Mary Anderson, presented the following data to Council showing…

” You don’t have a chance in PO hell to be Mayor”

Submitted by city hall analyzer at   2016/03/29 at 8:53 pm This was all political shenanigans. I do not believe for a minute that Don wrote what he was trying to read. I do believe it was a plot between Sonya, Kisela, and Green to make Ted appear less credible because he was a tremendous campaign…

Back-Stabbing Burnette Takes One from Lance Green

We were all amazed back in 2014 when Don Burnette decided to surprise Ted Noftall with his false indictment of Ted’s behavior as Chairman of the Audit and Budget Advisory Board.  Clearly a knife in the back, Don was quickly reinforced by Dennis Kennedy and “Little Miss Ethics” herself, Sonya Laney.  Judging by the number…

2016 Safest Cities to Live in Florida | Checkout # 7

 Top 50 List   The Sunshine State is the third largest in the U.S. in terms of population. People come from all over the world to vacation in Florida and from all over the U.S. to live there. A popular retirement destination, Florida is known for its warm climate and miles of sandy beaches. We’ve…

ISIS Declares WAR on EUROPE

ISIS has sent 400 fighters to attack Europe, officials say Published March 23, 2016 Associated Press The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum…

Some People Are More Equal Than Others

Before every meeting of the Port Orange City Council, the City Clerk reads the following words: “The City Council of the City of Port Orange is committed to maintaining civility in public and political discourse and expects the public to do the same.” While I suppose the definition of “civility” can be debated somewhat, the…